Take Control of Automating Your Mac [EPUB]

Take Control of Automating Your Mac [EPUB]
Take Control of Automating Your Mac by Joe Kissell
2014 | EPUB | 11.85MB

Find shortcuts that make tedious tasks quick, accurate, and repeatable!

If you use copy and paste, you're eliminating unnecessary retyping and possible typos. But did you realize that you could be using dozens of additional shortcuts that make tedious tasks quick, accurate, and repeatable? In this essential title, Joe Kissell shines a light on OS X's many built-in shortcuts and provides sweeping coverage of the utilities that go even further.

You don't need to be a programmer -- or even particularly geeky -- to automate your Mac. Everyone uses copy and paste, and most of what Joe explains can be used by anyone, from novice to expert, to make their work quicker, more accurate, and more easily repeated when needed. Nor is specialized software necessary, since OS X has oodles of built-in automation features like keyboard shortcuts, configurable gestures, and automatic launching of key apps. But clever Macintosh developers have created brilliant utilities that go far beyond OS X's features, and Joe discusses the key players, devotes a chapter to Keyboard Maestro (which gives you control over nearly any task on your Mac), and delves into the included automation capabilities in Microsoft Office and Nisus Writer Pro.

In short, Take Control of Automating Your Mac will:

  • Show you lots of tools and techniques for automating your Mac.
  • Offer concrete examples you can use as is or adapt to your needs.
  • Inspire you with extensive lists of further possibilities.

Take Control of Automating Your Mac has chapters about how to:

  • Develop an automator's mindset
  • Use OS X's built-in automation features
  • Take full advantage of input devices to save clicks
  • Automate text expansion for faster, more consistent typing
  • Control the Finder with a launcher and by organizing files with Hazel
  • Supercharge your clipboard to remember and reformat previous copies
  • Write macros in Microsoft Office and Nisus Writer Pro
  • Create rules to file email automatically in Apple Mail and Outlook
  • Log in to Web sites faster with a password manager
  • Automate cloud services with IFTTT and Zapier
  • Set up automatic backup and syncing
  • Get started with Automator and AppleScript
  • Control nearly anything on your Mac with Keyboard Maestro

This ebook was written for users of 10.9 Mavericks, but many of the functions described work similarly in older (and upcoming) versions of OS X.

Divining a Digital Future [PDF]

Divining a Digital Future [PDF]
Divining a Digital Future: Mess and Mythology in Ubiquitous Computing by Paul Dourish, Genevieve Bell
2011 | PDF | 1.05MB

Ubiquitous computing (or ubicomp) is the label for a "third wave" of computing technologies. Following the eras of the mainframe computer and the desktop PC, ubicomp is characterized by small and powerful computing devices that are worn, carried, or embedded in the world around us.

The ubicomp research agenda originated at Xerox PARC in the late 1980s; these days, some form of that vision is a reality for the millions of users of Internet-enabled phones, GPS devices, wireless networks, and "smart" domestic appliances.

In Divining a Digital Future, computer scientist Paul Dourish and cultural anthropologist Genevieve Bell explore the vision that has driven the ubiquitous computing research program and the contemporary practices that have emerged--both the motivating mythology and the everyday messiness of lived experience.Reflecting the interdisciplinary nature of the authors' collaboration, the book takes seriously the need to understand ubicomp not only technically but also culturally, socially, politically, and economically. Dourish and Bell map the terrain of contemporary ubiquitous computing, in the research community and in daily life; explore dominant narratives in ubicomp around such topics as infrastructure, mobility, privacy, and domesticity; and suggest directions for future investigation, particularly with respect to methodology and conceptual foundations.

Application Development in iOS 7 [EPUB]

Application Development in iOS 7 [EPUB]
Application Development in iOS 7 by Kyle Begeman
2014 | EPUB | 3.59MB

Learn how to build an entire real-world application using all of iOS 7's new features with this book and ebook

Overview

  • Get acquainted with the new features of iOS7 through real-world, project-based learning
  • Take an in-depth look at Xcode 5, Foundation, and autolayout
  • Utilize the full source code and assets present to build an actual interactive application

In Detail

Unleash the new features of iOS 7 within the latest Xcode development environment. One of the most important pieces of any SDK is the Integrated Development Environment (IDE), which is why we will start by learning all the new features of Xcode 5. Moreover, we will get to know what's new in Foundation Framework, one of the building blocks of iOS development. We then move on to exploring the new and improved Auto Layout, a feature that was previously plagued by quite a few issues and shunned by many developers. Next, we will start building our application from scratch while applying our new knowledge of the IDE. Also, we will make use of the newly introduced TextKit to make our text more dynamic in nature. Finally, we will utilize the UI Kit Dynamics to give our application some flair.

This book is a practical breakdown of all the new iOS 7 features for developers.

What you will learn from this book

  • Manage accounts and provision with ease using Xcode 5
  • Analyze the real-time performance of your application within Xcode
  • Understand the new features of the foundation framework and why you use them
  • Utilize the new and improved Auto Layout to build better layouts
  • Learn how to apply new design paradigms to all future projects
  • Manipulate text like never before using TextKit
  • Add real-world physics to your application's user interface to create beautiful visual effects

Approach

A hybrid between informative overview and step-by-step instruction, this book is the ultimate guide to iOS 7 application development.

Who this book is written for

If you are an iOS developer who is looking to understand the new features within iOS 7 and Xcode 5, then this book is for you. In order to fully understand the concepts in this book, it is recommended you have at least some experience with previous versions of iOS.

3D Printing with SketchUp [EPUB]

3D Printing with SketchUp [EPUB]
3D Printing with SketchUp by Marcus Ritland
2014 | EPUB | 10.85MB

Real-world case studies to help you design models in SketchUp for 3D printing on anything ranging from the smallest desktop machines to the largest industrial 3D printers

Overview

  • Learn how to design beautiful architectural models that will print on any 3D printer
  • Packed with clearly illustrated examples to show you just how to design for 3D printing
  • Discover the essential extensions and companion programs for 3D printing your models

In Detail

As 3D printing is becoming more accessible, it is important for designers and architects to know how to utilize the technology. SketchUp is a popular 3D modelling tool and is among the easiest programs to work with as a beginner. Whether printing on your desktop, or outsourcing to a commercial 3D print service, this is a skill you'll want in your portfolio.

Starting with an overview of 3D printing technologies, you will learn how to design SketchUp models for 3D printing, set up a template for 3D printing, explore the specific requirements for a 3D printable model, and look at the essential SketchUp extensions for 3D printing. You will start by printing a simple 3D model, progress to importing images that can be used to make 3D models, and move on to tweaking the model for specific 3D printers.

This book delves into the most important concepts for designing 3D printable models, from wall thickness and modelling solids, to using available models and adapting them to your needs.

You will also learn where to access, and more importantly, how to adapt existing 3D models available online for your own use. Finally, this book will show how it’s possible to use Google Earth terrain and modify existing architectural SketchUp models before printing.

What you will learn from this book

  • Understand how 3D printing works, and why you may need to design your model differently for different printing processes
  • Discover tips to make the modelling process easier, extensions to help you work faster, and how to make any model printable
  • Find online models and expedite the modelling process by working from an existing modelAdapt architectural models built for rendering into full-color 3D printable models
  • Import terrain data from Google Earth to SketchUp and work with terrain data to make it printable

Approach

This book teaches practical techniques using real-world case studies to help you design models that print right the first time.

Mastering Metasploit [EPUB]

Mastering Metasploit [EPUB]
Mastering Metasploit by Nipun Jaswal
2014 | EPUB | 30.39MB

Write and implement sophisticated attack vectors in Metasploit using a completely hands-on approach with this book and ebook

Overview

  • Develops Real World Approaches to Penetration testing using Metasploit
  • Develop advanced skills to carry out effective Risk validation
  • Develop skills to fabricate any kind of function within the Framework.

In Detail

The Metasploit framework has been around for a number of years and is one of the most widely used tools for carrying out penetration testing on various services.

This book is a hands-on guide to penetration testing using Metasploit and covers its complete development. It will help you clearly understand the creation process of various exploits and modules and develop approaches to writing custom functionalities into the Metasploit framework.

This book covers a number of techniques and methodologies that will help you learn and master the Metasploit framework.

You will also explore approaches to carrying out advanced penetration testing in highly secured environments, and the book's hands-on approach will help you understand everything you need to know about Metasploit.

What you will learn from this book

  • Exploiting vulnerabilities in application
  • Develop exploits for Software and Web applications in Metasploit
  • Learn a Variety of Programming languages such as Assembly, Ruby and CORTANA
  • Practically Demonstrate advanced Client Exploitation and speed up attacks with SET and Fasttrack
  • Learn how to generate Metasploit modules and automate Metasploit
  • Approach

A comprehensive and detailed, step by step tutorial guide that takes you through important aspects of the Metasploit framework.

Who this book is written for

If you are a penetration tester, security engineer, or someone who is looking to extend their penetration testing skills with Metasploit, then this book is ideal for you. The readers ofthis book must have a basic knowledge of using Metasploit. They are also expected to have knowledge of exploitation and an in-depth understanding of object-oriented programming languages.

Learning Anime Studio [EPUB]

Learning Anime Studio [EPUB]
Learning Anime Studio by Chad Troftgruben
2014 | EPUB | 20.72MB

Bring life to your imagination with the power of Anime Studio with this book and ebook

Overview

  • Draw and rig cartoon assets using a set of robust tools
  • Breathe life into your animated productions with in-depth sets and props
  • Learn tips and tricks to add appealing effects to your animated cartoons
  • In Detail

Anime Studio is your complete animation program to help you create cut-out, anime and other types of cartoons. You can create your own animated shorts and use Anime Studio to produce cartoon animations for film, TV, or streaming over the Web. Anime Studio is great for hobbyists and professionals alike, combining tools for both illustration and animation. With Anime Studio’s easy-to-use interface, you will be creating an animated masterpiece in no time.

This practical, step-by-step guide will provide you with a structured path for designing an animated cartoon and gives you a strong foundation to create your future projects. This book also serves as a great reference guide for Anime Studio Pro 10's new features.

This book starts by getting you acquainted with the tools and features of Anime Studio Pro 10. You will then learn how to utilize them to create a cohesive and polished package. You will dive into the Anime Studio drawing tools, layer types, and various panels to create and rig a cartoon character as well as design background scenes and props. Everything is then combined, animated and polished. Finally, you will take everything you have created and edit it together so that it can be distributed online through websites such as YouTube and Vimeo.

What you will learn from this book

  • Write outlines and screenplays for your projects
  • Draw your very own cartoon character with an impressive set of draw and fill tools.
  • Rig a character using the advanced bone system
  • Take advantage of the different layer types such as Vectors, Bones, and Switches
  • Use the Channels, Sequencer, and Motion Graph timelines to control the animation in every aspect of your production
  • Create unique effects using different brushes and layer settings
  • Design props and set pieces for your character to inhabit
  • Combine your animated scenes with video editing software
  • Render your videos for distribution on websites such as YouTube and Vimeo

Approach

Written in an easy to follow manner with practical exercises, this book takes you through every aspect of Anime Studio, guiding you to create your own original cartoon.

Force.com Development Blueprints [EPUB]

Force.com Development Blueprints [EPUB]
Force com Development Blueprints by Stephen Moss
2014 | EPUB | 20.2MB

Design and develop real-world, cutting-edge cloud applications using the powerful Force.com development framework with this book and ebook

Overview

  • Create advanced cloud applications using the best Force.com technologies
  • Bring your cloud application ideas to market faster using the proven Force.com infrastructure
  • Step-by-step tutorials show you how to quickly develop real-world cloud applications

In Detail

No one can dispute the sheer power and breadth of the Force.com cloud development platform and its influence on thousands of developers across the world. The staggering number of technologies on offer can cause confusion among developers when it comes to using them to build real-world applications.

Starting with how to develop a Salesforce community, you will begin a whirlwind tour across the Force.com platform, using it to build applications for the e-commerce, CRM, reporting, and mobile subject domains.

Along the way, you will also use a myriad of cutting-edge technologies, including Apex, Visualforce, JavaScript, Twitter Bootstrap, Ruby on Rails, Heroku, and new Salesforce1 technologies such as publisher actions.

Packed with real-world examples and insights gained from implementing solutions for customers in the fi eld, Force.com Development Blueprints will prove an indispensable reference when it comes to building Force.com cloud applications. This book will give you the edge you need to develop Force.com cloud applications that will delight your customers.

What you will learn from this book

  • Create advanced cloud applications using the best Force.com technologies and Bring your cloud application ideas to market faster using the proven Force.com infrastructure
  • Create a Salesforce community using Site.com
  • Develop an e-commerce application using Bootstrap, Ruby on Rails, Heroku, and Visualforce
  • Build a traditional CRM solution with a custom Apex workfl ow feature
  • Use the Salesforce Platform Mobile SDK to build a mobile application
  • Discover how to integrate your application into the cloud by interacting with cloud-based APIs

Approach

This book consists of an easy-to-follow yet comprehensive set of step-by-step tutorials that will help you gain proficiency in the Force.com platform.

Who this book is written for

If you have some experience with the Force.com platform and are looking to take your skills to the next level, this is the book for you.

Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Business Intelligence Development [EPUB]

Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Business Intelligence Development [EPUB]
Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Business Intelligence Development Beginner's Guide by Reza Rad
2014 | EPUB | 23.41MB

Get to grips with Microsoft Business Intelligence and Data Warehousing technologies using this practical guide with this book and ebook

Overview

  • Discover the Dimensional Modeling concept while designing a data warehouse
  • Learn Data Movement based on technologies such as SSIS, MDS, and DQS
  • Design dashboards and reports with Microsoft BI technologies

In Detail

Take advantage of the real power behind the BI components of SQL Server 2014, Excel 2013, and SharePoint 2013 with this hands-on book. This book will give you a competitive advantage by helping you to quickly learn how to design and build BI system with Microsoft BI tools.

This book starts with designing a data warehouse with dimensional modeling, and then looks at creating data models based on SSAS multidimensional and Tabular technologies. It will illustrate how to use SSIS for ETL, and MDS and DQS for data governance and data quality. The book is packed with real-world examples that will give you a good understanding of the BI and DW components of SQL Server 2014, Excel 2013, and SharePoint 2013.

What you will learn from this book

  • Perform Data Modeling with SSAS Multidimensional and MDX
  • Use DAX and SSAS tabular for Data Modeling
  • Manage Master Data with MDS
  • Reveal Knowledge Driven Data Quality with DQS
  • Understand prediction and Data Mining
  • Identify data patterns and predictive models
  • Design Dashboards with PerformancePoint and Power View
  • Explore Power Query and Power Map as components of Power BI
  • Create Reports with SQL Server Reporting Services and integrate them in applications

Approach

Written in an easy-to-follow, example-driven format, there are plenty of step-by-step instructions to help get you started! The book has a friendly approach, with the opportunity to learn by experimenting.

Who this book is written for

If you are a BI and Data Warehouse developer new to Microsoft Business Intelligence, and looking to get a good understanding of the different components of Microsoft SQL Server for Business Intelligence, this book is for you.

It’s assumed that you will have some experience in databases systems and T-SQL. This book is will give you a good upshot view of each component and scenarios featuring the use of that component in Data Warehousing and Business Intelligence systems.

Linux Administration: A Beginner's Guide, 6th Edition [PDF]

Linux Administration: A Beginners Guide, 6th Edition [PDF]
Linux Administration: A Beginner's Guide, Sixth Edition by Wale Soyinka
2012 | PDF | 15.44MB

Essential Linux Management Skills Made Easy

Effectively deploy and maintain Linux and other Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) on your servers or entire network using this practical resource. Linux Administration: A Beginner's Guide, Sixth Edition provides up-to-date details on the latest Linux distributions, including Fedora, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, CentOS, Debian, and Ubuntu. Learn how to install and customize Linux, work from the GUI or command line, configure Internet and intranet services, interoperate with Windows systems, and create reliable backups. Performance tuning, security, and virtualization are also covered and real-world examples help you put the techniques presented into practice.

  • Install and configure popular Linux distributions, including the latest versions of Fedora, CentOS, openSUSE, Debian, and Ubuntu
  • Administer Linux servers from the GUI or from the command line (shell)
  • Manage users, permissions, folders, and native FOSS applications
  • Compile, tune, upgrade, and customize the latest Linux kernel 3.x series
  • Work with proc, SysFS, and cgroup file systems
  • Understand and manage the Linux TCP/IP networking stack and services for both IPv4 and IPv6
  • Build robust firewalls, and routers using Netfilter and Linux
  • Create and maintain print, e-mail, FTP, and web servers
  • Use LDAP or NIS for identity management
  • Set up and administer DNS, POP3, IMAP3, and DHCP servers
  • Use GlusterFS, NFS, and Samba for sharing and distributing file system resources
  • Explore and implement Linux virtualization technologies using KVM

The 2014 Internet Peering Playbook [EPUB]

The 2014 Internet Peering Playbook [EPUB]
The 2014 Internet Peering Playbook: Connecting to the Core of the Internet by William B Norton
2014 | EPUB + MOBI | 5.92/8.45MB

Networks of Scale Connect to the Core of the Internet

One can understand the protocols, the technologies, and the routing algorithms, but that doesn't tell the story. The Internet is a global ecosystem of cooperating and competing networks strategically interconnected to maximize performance and minimize costs. If you are operating a growing Internet service, it is essential to understand how the Internet Peering Ecosystem works at the core.

You will learn how the largest content and Internet service companies:

  • Determine when and how to connect to the Core of the Internet
  • Select the right peers and Internet Exchange Points (IXPs)
  • Choose between public and private peering
  • Make a provable business case for peering
  • Apply the "Tricks-of-the-Trade" to obtain peering with the key players
  • Establish and grow critical mass at their IXP

This is the book you need to understand strategies and tactics for Internet Peering, Transit and Exchange Points, collected from some of the smartest peering coordinators and IXP operators in the world.

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